Internship and Service Opportunities
Law schools will look for leadership and professional experience on your resume. While you do NOT need to have excperience working at a law firm, you do need to showcase engagement both on and off campus. Consider getting involved with student organizations, volunteering at a non-profit, getting a part-time job, or securing an internship during your time at Loyola. In addition, remember that "gap years" can give you an opportunity to expand your professional experience and are seen as valuable by many law schools!
Below you will find links to a number helfpul resources for pre-law students looking to gain hands-on experience:
- Career Services
- Center for Experiential Learning
- Community Service & Action
- Political Science Internships
- Robert Half Legal
- Undergraduate Research
- Peace Corps
- City Year
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps
- Directory of Representatives, House of Representatives (search representative websites directly for internship information)
- U.S. Senate Directory (search representative websites directly for internship information)
- Your network! Let people in your network know when you are seeking internship/job/shadowing/volunteer opportunties!
- E.g. professors, colleagues/supervisors, peers, family, family friends, etc...